DYSLEXIA TUTORING CENTER OF HAWAII INC

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews 228

Issues: Education, Health

Location: P.O. Box 893100 Mililani HI 96789 USA

Mission: Our mission is to help individuals overcome the challenges and difficulties related to dyslexia by tutoring them in reading, writing, spelling, and handwriting.
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www.DTCHawaii.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was honored to be one of Margret Pang’s students. As an adult I had struggled with reading and writing my whole life, yet I was a successful Account Executive at the number one radio station in Hawaii. I had not graduated from High School due to family issues and moving schools so many times in my life. No one knew just how bad it was for me, so when my 16 year old son wanted to quit school and he said to me, “But mom you didn’t graduate and look at you, you’re doing great.” I told him it wasn’t something I was proud of and that I had to work ten times harder to do everything than anyone else. I pleaded with him to stay in school and told him that I would go back and get my GED if he did. The rest of the story goes like this: I went to Kalaheo High School for continuing adult education. My first 3 nights of school I drove home in tears! Thinking how can I do this? I was all over the place and confused about how I could be doing the JOB that I did not be able to understand anything the teacher was asking us to do. It was OVERWHELMING to say the least. On the third night driving home, I heard a commercial talking about “if you have issues with reading and think you might be dyslexic there is help”... well I called that night and left a message then called back the next day and was connected to the most patient, kind and giving person, Margret Pang. She walked me through the process and I was on my way. Twelve weeks later I walked across the stage with a HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! The day I took my test I was promoted to be a manager and 6 years later became the GM of 7 amazing Salem Media of Hawaii Radio Stations. I can’t thank her enough for giving me the ability to achieve all of my dreams and even some I didn’t realize I had.
Thank you GOD for Margret Pang!!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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A year ago my son was diagnosed with ADHD & Dyslexia. I went to his school for help in assisting him with his disability. The school turned me away saying that he is not eligable for assistance. I did not know where to turn. I called back the doctor that diagnosed my son and she gave me a list of about 6 places I could call for private tutoring. I called all names that was given to me. The next day, my prayers were answered. Margarette Pang was on the other line. She spent almost an hour on the ohone with me explaining what her center would do to help my some overcome his Dyslexia. From the first time we walked into the doors of the DTCH, we felt like family and we knew this is where we belonged. Margarette was and still is the only person that ever called me back to help my son. That just goes to show how much heart & soul she puts into each child that walks through those doors. I can't imagine where my son would be today without her and her amazing staff. I thank them everyday for everything they have done. God sure put an "Angel" on this earth to do good in the lives of others. Thank you Margarette for being our "Angel". We love you.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way my son has progressed in his reading ability. He was only being told in school that he had a problem reading, but no one did anything to help. DTCH hs assisted my son with his reading and his self esteem that his teacher had taken away from him.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing a smile on my son's face everytime he walks in for his tutoring and when he walks out. Knowing that he can accomplish something that everyone else told him he can't. I wish they were not only a tutoring center, but a school. I support DTCH 110%.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

All very friendly and patient with the students. They answer anuy questions that you may have. They all have a wonderful personality.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Open a Community Center to not only benefit the children that are being served,but to open the doors to assist more children that need help. Create a resource center for other subjects that children are struggling in. Music & Arts room, & other activities

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

I would like to let everyone know about a very special woman by the name of Margarette Pang. She is the Founder and Executive Director for DTCH and received the 2008 Kapolei Outstanding Achievement Award for Education, the 2009 Certificate of Award for Outstanding Community Service Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the 2009 Jefferson Award. She overcame her battle with dyslexia and understands the hardships and stigma that are partnered with this disability. Margarette has the passion, heart, and drive to keep this non-profit center open, but DTCH could definately use your contribution to help all the children that they have reached out to. Not only do they help the children that no one else wants to help, Margarette and DTCH opens their hearts and doors to the ones that can't afford it. They try their very best to accomidate everyone. I've come across quite a few people that wish they could recieve tutoring from DTCH, but it's out of their budget and they can't find help anywhere else. They want their chilren to get tutored at DTCH and their children want to be tutored at DTCH. This is a place where DTCH's current students want to be! Students at DTCH come from all over the island just to be there. Margarette and her staff have done so much, not only for children, but adolescence as well as young and older adulds. Tutoring isn't the only thing they do at DTCH. Margarette does so much, including giving a wealth of information to better understand your child, your self, or Dyslexia in general.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The newspaper, on TV News Station, and the internet.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't think anyone could replace Margarette she has the gift of understanding when it comes to these kids.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I did not know much about dyslexia or the struggles that accompany reading until I volunteered at DTCH. When you can see the smile of these students as they leave this center, it is pure joy, it melts your heart.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very kind, sincere, and eager to learn more on how to help individuals with dyslexia.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand it's services to help, I don't know, maybe 20 million or more people. There definately needs to be more branches of DTCH, maybe one day.

Ways to make it better...

I can't think of anything at this time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

They need funds! There are so many kids that are in of DTCH's services and no funding to help them.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am so impressed by DTCH and Margarette Pang that I encourage you to google her name, read about the accomplishments, and PLEASE MAKE A DONATION!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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